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Published: 05 December 1991

656 Pages | 9 halftones, 9 maps

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195072594

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The Road to Disunion

Secessionists at Bay, 1776-1854: Volume I

William W. Freehling

In the first volume of his long awaited, monumental study of the South's road to disunion, eminent historian William Freehling offers a sweeping political and social history of the antebellum South from 1776 to 1854. All the dramatic events leading to secession are here, and Freehling vividly recounts each crisis, illuminating the many complex issues and sketching colorful portraits of the major figures involved. But for all Freehling's brilliant insight into American antebellum politics, Secessionists at Bay is at bottom the saga of the rich social tapestry of the prewar South. Freehling brings the Old South back to life in all its color, cruelty, and diversity. It is a memorable portrait, certain to be a key analysis of this crucial era in American history.

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